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South Korea set to produce EVO-105

30th June 2017 - 09:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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South Korea will begin production of the EVO-105 truck-mounted howitzer next year, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 28 June.

An upgraded system, which mates what was originally a towed M101A1 105mm howitzer onto a Kia KM500 6x6 truck chassis, has been undergoing final trials. The improvements covered its agility and automated digital fire control system, which is understood to be derived from that of the K9 self-propelled howitzer.

DAPA stated: ‘It was assessed as fit for combat by meeting all required operational capabilities in a recent test. Accordingly, mass production will begin in 2018 for

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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